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Hello,

long time I haven't been there.

Here is the kit lying on my workbench: a 1/48 two seat Rafale. She will be painted with "UN Spacy" markings.

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The painted cockpit:
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resin CFT from Wolfpack in place:
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Cutting the wings in order to create "winglets" with 1/72 tomcat fins:
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Wings nearly completed:
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I don't know if I can create a dedicated post in the area "The Workshop"...
Regards,

WOW!! first time I have seen the conformal tanks on a Rafale! Don't know how I ever missed that!? Just googled the crap outta that!

This is gonna look awesome with unspacy markings! Nice progress so far! I like your wing extensions idea too! Looks very cool!

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Man I love the rafale. is that the 1/48 from hobbyboss?

Thaks ! it is a "kit-bash" of the Revell's Rafale-M with some parts of the Hobby Boss twin seater. The HB is more or less a Revell's copy, so it is not too complicated ! :rolleyes:

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my sunday job: tanks and missiles :

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- 2 x SCALP/Apache
- 2 x fuel tank 2000L
- 1 x fuel tank 1250L central position;
- 2 x MICA under the belly.
Regards,
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This morning I had a chance to finish up the different colored panels on the top of the Falcon. I actually liked the colors Hasbro went with for the sticker sheet, so I mixed some colors to match them. All panels done with Tamiya acrylics. It's a little different from the way my 1:72 FM's came out, but I like it. Besides, I've never seen any two Falcons that were the same! Looking forward to weathering and engine lighting next!

Also, I worked on 3PO some yesterday.

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Finished up 3PO while watching the Giants beat my Boys...moving on!.....here's a sneak peek at the engine lighting for the Falcon. This is about a 5 inch strip...it will be 24 inches all in...LOL! Gonna need some light block on the very back, but I have a plan for that I think.

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Finished up 3PO while watching the Giants beat my Boys...moving on!.....here's a sneak peek at the engine lighting for the Falcon. This is about a 5 inch strip...it will be 24 inches all in...LOL! Gonna need some light block on the very back, but I have a plan for that I think.

loving the engine lighting glow effect! B))

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Hello,

long time I haven't been there.

Here is the kit lying on my workbench: a 1/48 two seat Rafale. She will be painted with "UN Spacy" markings.

IMG_0298.jpg

The painted cockpit:
IMG_0301.jpg
resin CFT from Wolfpack in place:
IMG_0307.jpg
Cutting the wings in order to create "winglets" with 1/72 tomcat fins:
F5FBB91C-D188-4049-A05D-10B48FFA90EA.jpg
FCFEB591-45D4-4123-910E-03D56732CABB.jpg
Wings nearly completed:
6C5F9497-AF35-4F95-BA12-88BB9031CE3E.jpg
I don't know if I can create a dedicated post in the area "The Workshop"...
Regards,

any further updates on this Hervé?

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Hello,

any further updates on this Hervé?

yes ! I have nearly finished the building of the tanks and missiles:

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... and I have received yesterday the seamless intakes from D Molds:
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... proceeding to the installation:
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So far so good ! :)
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That Rafael is looking great! Has anyone else noticed we're on the 100th page of this thread so far?

Between going back to school full time and volunteering at my local museum, I have been VERY busy! Like no Macross models getting churned out of my shop :( . At least I'm getting to do some model making right now. Our museum recieved a 1/10 scale model of the Space Shuttle Discovery a while back that needed some cleaning and fixing up. So another volunteer and I have been restoring it and getting it ready for display. How big is 1/10h scale? The size of an American minivan - really! There is an I-beam going through the middle with other structures welded to it. Plywood frames and stringers make up the build with thin plywood covering which in turn was covered with fiberglass cloth, resin and a gel coating. The plywood is rotted or gone in some places making restoration a pain!

The first photos show the damage from decades of wear and tear.

The next photo shows how big the engines are, the size of a bathroom trashcan! I stuck a bag in one just to compare. Someone painted the nozzels light gray. I made them flat black with interior dark gray as most photos I've seen of actual missions. A "ring" affect was made with the paint to simulate the engines rings, but keep it close to original specs.

The final photos are of the post-restoration work ready for display. It's not perfect (the left wing was ill-repaired by someone years back), but at least people can start enjoying it.

Last year I think I had the largest Macross model completed (the Daedalus). This year I guess I'm going for the largest scale model worked on in North America. If anybody knows different, the museum actually wants to know ;) - MT

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It is resin parts, made to replace and improve the kit parts :

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very cool! So the standard model doesn't have air intake tracks?

That Rafael is looking great! Has anyone else noticed we're on the 100th page of this thread so far?

Between going back to school full time and volunteering at my local museum, I have been VERY busy! Like no Macross models getting churned out of my shop :( . At least I'm getting to do some model making right now. Our museum recieved a 1/10 scale model of the Space Shuttle Discovery a while back that needed some cleaning and fixing up. So another volunteer and I have been restoring it and getting it ready for display. How big is 1/10h scale? The size of an American minivan - really! There is an I-beam going through the middle with other structures welded to it. Plywood frames and stringers make up the build with thin plywood covering which in turn was covered with fiberglass cloth, resin and a gel coating. The plywood is rotted or gone in some places making restoration a pain!

The first photos show the damage from decades of wear and tear.

The next photo shows how big the engines are, the size of a bathroom trashcan! I stuck a bag in one just to compare. Someone painted the nozzels light gray. I made them flat black with interior dark gray as most photos I've seen of actual missions. A "ring" affect was made with the paint to simulate the engines rings, but keep it close to original specs.

The final photos are of the post-restoration work ready for display. It's not perfect (the left wing was ill-repaired by someone years back), but at least people can start enjoying it.

Last year I think I had the largest Macross model completed (the Daedalus). This year I guess I'm going for the largest scale model worked on in North America. If anybody knows different, the museum actually wants to know ;) - MT

Holy cow that is one big space shuttle model! And Discovery is my fav of the bunch!! Looks amazing and you are lucky guys being able to work on it! Friggin awesome!

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Thanks! It took 8 people to lift it onto the stands where it will temporarily stay for a while. It was tough repairing the holes since nothing was under them and we couldn't get access behind them.

Ironically I've also got a 1/10th wind tunnel model of the Convair Sea Dart taking up half my shop. That sucker weighs at least 80lbs! They don't make them like that anymore. - MT

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Thanks! It took 8 people to lift it onto the stands where it will temporarily stay for a while. It was tough repairing the holes since nothing was under them and we couldn't get access behind them.

Ironically I've also got a 1/10th wind tunnel model of the Convair Sea Dart taking up half my shop. That sucker weighs at least 80lbs! They don't make them like that anymore. - MT

The Convair Sea Dart was a very interesting concept indeed! Thats awesome you have that model! You should post up some pics of it!

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Finally decided to drag this guy out again:

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Needed to get the head painted. From this:

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To this:

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I've got a thread somewhere that I'll update when I get a few moments.

EDIT: Here we go:

http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=32977&p=1132551

that looks really good Mick! Will be good to see it once it finished! B))

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Baby Got Back Shuttle! That's funny! Get 'er done MickyG! It's looking great so far!

It's an honor to volunteer there. As a matter of fact, EVERYONE is a volunteer there except the gift shop personnel. Another side benefit, I work with some pioneers in the aviation industry. Some examples: first pilots of the H-3 Sea King, C-2 Greyhound, F-9F Panther and a lot of other really cool veteran pilots or program managers like weapons systems. Lot's of cool stories and inside info.

On a side note, if anyone needs a close-up of a particular engine or weapon platform like the M-61 Vulcan cannon, just ask. We have originals and some mock-ups. Next big project is to design and make a display for them all! - MT

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Great work there on the shuttle, at that scale modeling takes so many other skills on board. One time where woodshop class comes in handy.

So now you are firmly entrenched in large scale modeling what's next ? 1/3 scale Valk ?

You need something you can ride like a pony :)

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Thanks Big F! Yes, woodshop came in handy! The outer wings are removable panels and thanks to whoever worked on this before us, the panels would not align at all on the left side. In fact, the tip drooped like on an XB-70 wingtip. We had to shim it with quality plywood and break, then re-glue parts of the spars.

If the cargo bays opened up, a six foot tall person could sleep (or ride) inside this beast! That's big enough for me. No, no more big scale Macross models - please! :wacko: I'm still a small scale guy at heart! - MT

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